Staff Specialist - Alcohol and Drug Services

St Vincent's Health Australia

  • Half Time
  • Sydney, New South Wales

  • Published : 2023-01-20
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  • Job Title Medical Specialists


Position Title: Staff Specialist - Alcohol and Drug Services
Employment Type: Permanent, Part Time
Hours per week: 16
Position Grade: Staff Specialist
Salary: As per Staff Specialist Award
Department Name: Alcohol and Drug Service (ADS)

Position Summary:

The staff specialist role is an essential member of the Alcohol and Drug Service multidisciplinary team, providing clinical leadership and promoting patient safety and quality. The position provides specialist care to inpatients and outpatients under the care of the alcohol and drug service, as well as consultation care to patients under other services. In addition, the position provides Addiction Medicine specialist care via telehealth and Fly-in, Fly-out clinics to nominated rural LHDs within NSW.

The position is integral to the effective delivery of the Service's teaching and supervision of junior medical officers and medical students and clinical governance processes. The staff specialist will provide clinical leadership and expertise across a range of substance use disorders in inpatient and outpatient settings, and via video teleconferencing, including assessment, pharmacotherapy, withdrawal and relapse prevention and referral and liaison with key treatment providers (including GP's).

The staff specialist will also provide state-wide Addiction Medicine expertise through participation in the Drug and Alcohol Specialist Advisory Service (DASAS) roster.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.

About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney
St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018 _009. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

In line with the Public Health Order, all NSW Health Workers are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In order to be eligible for consideration for employment with St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, all recruits must provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or alternatively provide a Medical Contraindication in the approved form which complies with the requirements of the Public Health Order, prior to appointment.

What we offer

  • Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff
  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs
  • Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
  • Careers development opportunities across the St Vincent's Health Australia Network.
  • Accrued day off once a month where applicable
  • Employee Assistance Program

    Application Instructions
    St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. Applications for this role must be made online via our eCredentialing System which is available at the following link:

Selection Criteria:

  • Possess, or be eligible to possess, specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA);
  • Possess Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians or other relevant Australasian Specialist College;
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and high standards of clinical practice in Addiction Medicine commensurate to experience which is appropriate to the requirements of the position;
  • If current Fellowship is with another relevant Specialist College, a commitment to gaining the Fellowship of the Chapter of Addiction Medicine while working with the St Vincent's Alcohol and Drug Services
  • Demonstrated leadership skills that support and foster innovation to create a learning culture, with proven ability to improve the quality of services and patient care outcomes;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality compassionate medical care as evidenced by recent practice experience in working congenially and collaboratively as both a leader and member of a multidisciplinary team, and as a provider of services that engender high levels of patient satisfaction and experience;
  • Demonstrated ongoing contribution to the development, dissemination, and translation of new knowledge and practices commensurate with work in an academic teaching hospital environment;
  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries.

Applications close on 29/12/2021


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